CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Defense Depot Maintenance Council confirmed an earlier recommendation to keep the bulk of the military's tactical missile maintenance - and hundreds of jobs - at Letterkenny Army Depot.
The decision, made Wednesday, will keep approximately 900 missile maintenance jobs at the depot, according to an announcement from U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster, R-Pa. Earlier this summer, the Army Materiel Command recommended the maintenance workload on 17 tactical missile systems stay at Letterkenny.
In August 1997, Lt. Gen. Dennis Benchoff, deputy commander of the Army Materiel Command, requested the Army study five options for the missile maintenance. One option would have transferred all the workload to Tobyhanna Army Depot in Scranton, Pa.
Defense Depot Maintenance Council Chairman Roger Kallock told Shuster on Thursday that the council selected the option to keep the work at Letterkenny,